August 30, 2012

Smothered Pork Chops

We eat a lot of chicken and ground beef dishes during the week.  I really wanted to try something different.  I decided to cook pork chops for a change.  We rarely have pork chops for dinner, because my husband doesn't care much for them.

I picked this pork chop recipe because it has great reviews over at Foodnetwork.com.  It also uses simple ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.  Plus, it's a recipe from Tyler Florence.  His recipes usual don't disappoint.  Will Smothered Pork Chops turn my husband into a pork chop fan?  

Ingredients (printable recipe)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 pork chops, 3/4-inch thick, bone-in
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup buttermilk 
Direction
Put the flour in a shallow platter and add the onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper; mix with a fork to distribute evenly. Dredge them in the seasoned flour; shaking off the excess. 

Heat a large saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat and coat with the oil. When the oil is nice and hot, lay the pork chops in the pan in a single layer and fry for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove the pork chops from the pan and add a little sprinkle of seasoned flour to the pan drippings. Mix the flour into the fat to dissolve and then pour in the chicken broth in. Let the liquid cook down for 5 minutes to reduce and thicken slightly. Stir in the buttermilk to make a creamy gravy and return the pork chops to the pan, covering them with the sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes until the pork is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.


The Results...
I liked that this recipe came together pretty quickly.  Start to finish, this only took about 30 minutes to get to the table.  Great for a weeknight meal or whenever I don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

So, what did everyone think, especially my husband?  My husband ate two pork chops!  He really liked them.  I'm slowly changing his mind about pork chops.  The pork chops turned out tender and moist with a delicious gravy.  We are all fans of this recipe.  I'm keeping Smothered Pork Chops in my dinner rotation.

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34 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  2. My husband doesn't care for them either - I think I will try this recipe and see how he likes it! Thanks.

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    1. I hope you and your husband both like these pork chops. The gravy was tasty and I think that helped because my husband loves gravy. Have a great weekend! :)

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  3. I have a smothered chops recipe that I love but any with buttermilk has to be delicious. Found you via Strut Your Stuff Saturday and I will be back to visit.

    Have a great weekend!

    Micha @ Cookin' Mimi

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    1. Buttermilk makes everything better, right. :)
      Thanks for coming over. Please do come back and visit. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Oh yum! I love pork chops and these looks delicious!

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  5. Oh my these look (and sound) delicious! Definitely trying this one!

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  6. These look delicious, I think I will have to give them a try and love it that they don't have condensed soup in them... Would taste good with fresh mushrooms cut up in them. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you come back next week and share some more great recipes.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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    1. I think mushrooms would be delicious with these pork chops. Great idea! I hope you like them.

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  7. I adore! recipes like this one. YUM. Glad your hubby liked them too...that's always a fun surprise huh? Thanks much for linking this recipe up at Weekend Potluck. Please come back soon.

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  8. That sounds super good!

    I'd love it if you could link up to our new food meme- Wonderful Food Wednesday. http://www.athometake2.com/2012/09/wonderful-food-wednesday.html

    Thanks,
    Jessica @ At Home Take 2
    http://www.athometake2.com

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      I just linked this recipe to Wonderful Food Wednesday and I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the invite.

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  9. Love this recipe! Pork chops are a staple at our house in the Fall and Winter. I know my family would really enjoy these.

    Thank you for linking up to Wonderful Food Wednesday. We hope you'll come back and link up next week.

    Kerrie
    http://familyfoodtravel.blogspot.ca

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  10. Congrats! You are being featured today at Weekend Potluck!
    Happy Friday,
    Tonya from 4 little Fergusons
    http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/korean-style-chicken-noodle-bowls-weekend-potluck-34/

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  11. Oh this is a winner! Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays.
    Come back soon!
    Beth

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  12. These look fantastic! I love pork chops, but getting my husband to eat them sometimes is like pulling teeth!! I'm sure he'd love these though :)

    Stopping by from Mom's Test Kitchen

    P.S. I'm not sure if you know, but you have CAPTCHA enabled on your blog. CAPTCHAs have gotten really out of hand lately and it makes it difficult to comment. I use comment moderation instead of CAPTCHA to monitor spam. Hope that helps a little.

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thank you for stopping by. I hope your husband likes these pork chops, too! My husband really liked them smothered in gravy. :)

      I didn't even know I had CAPTCHA. I think it's turned off now. I know how annoying it can be! Thanks for the help. Have a great week!

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  13. these were so easy, and delicious, the chops were nice and trnder from simmering in the gravy. will be making this again for sure! thanks so much!

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    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed this dish! Thank you for taking the time to let me know how yours turned out.

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  14. these were not only easy but soooo delicious as well, iadded a little hot sauce to the gravy for a kick and it was good, ialso didnt have any buttermilk so i just used regular milk and it was perfect. thanks for sharing.

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    1. I like your hot sauce idea! I'm glad regular milk worked, too. Thank you for sharing your changes. Sounds delicious!

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  15. It feels awesome to read such informative and unique articles on your websites.
    www.foodrecipetip.net/

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  16. It's called schnitzel... Nothing can beat a good Gasthaus schnitzel with "pommes" (crunchy French fries!)

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  17. Made these last night with super thick boneless pork loin chops and I just had to comment. The chops were fantastic! My 18yo son couldn't get enough! Since the chops I used were super thick I ended up putting a lid on the pan for about 10 minutes once everything was simmering together just to make sure they got cooked through and then simmered with it off for another 5. My husband wants these on the the monthly menu rotation. Thank you!!

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    1. I'm so happy your family really enjoyed these pork chops! Thank you for letting me how yours turned out. This reminds me that I need to make these again soon. I haven't made these pork chops for a while and it's a family favorite here, too.

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  18. These look great I am sharing to my fb page.

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    1. Oops I deleted that sorry, the only thing I changed was I used sage instead of cayenne, and I only have coconut flavoured almond milk on hand and used that and it was amazing
      , thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe!

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    2. So happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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  20. Yesterday I was poking around on Pinterest looking for a recipe to make for dinner when I stumbled upon your recipe for Smothered Pork Chops and I decided to give them a try. The recipe was easy to follow and used ingredients we had on hand except for the buttermilk which I picked up at the grocery store since I was going anyways. The results were fantastic! Everyone in the family loved them, including my 11 year old son who has pretty much declared all meat except chicken nuggets as something he is not going to eat. My 9 year old twins even asked for seconds. I cooked 6 pork chops but did not increase the rest of the ingredients and there was plenty of flour mixture to cover all the chops and enough gravy for everything too.

    This is going on my Recipes Tried & True board on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/heidikennedy/recipes-tried-true/) and a dish we will be making again.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

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  21. These pork chops were absolutely delicious. I'm a huge fan of pork chops anyway, but I struggle to cook them without toughening them. My boyfriend, on the other hand, is an expert, so I made him make this one for me..... I'm attempting it again tonight by myself, because yes, it was really that good. I loooove. Wish me luck! If they're half as good as his were, I'll still be pretty darn pleased.

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  22. The best recipe for Smothered Pork Chops EVER!!! I've made many of smothered pork chops before but this one takes the winning vote from now on!! I had to sub the buttermilk with a idea of my way of making homemade buttermilk using whipping cream, milk, evaporated milk and a drop of apple cider. I also cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/4 tsp. I found this recipe using Pinterest searching for pork chops! :D So very happy I picked this recipe!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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